Dating with vaginal warts
It lent the entire situation a sort of surreal edge.I begged my doctor more and more for reassurance — that it would end, that there would be a certain point where I wouldn't infect partners anymore — which she said she couldn't give.It started with a weird feeling in my vulva (you'll notice that no good story ever begins with the phrase "weird feeling in my vulva").
I am ashamed to admit that in that moment, I wished I had contracted the HPV that causes cancer risks instead.I was instructed to not have sex while my warts were healing, which I thought was hilarious.Who on earth, I wondered, would try to have sex in this state?I was, of course, desperate for my doctor to give me a timeline — when would this stop?
She told me that, in many healthy young people, HPV "clears" out of the body within one to two years, and they never have another outbreak.
I knew very little about sexual health or my own body at that point, but I knew enough to know that this was no good.